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Want to help grow the urban forest? Get a tree from TreeKeepers.

The TreeKeepers Program is now offering discounted trees is six pilot neighbourhoods and the West End is one of the selected communities. One can obtain a discounted tree by  register at TreeKeepers. TreeKeepers is a Greenest City 2020 program to plant more trees on private property. Partners include Tree City, the EYA, The City of […]

Food Scraps Drop Spot ready to expand with your help-community composting

This coming Saturday morning – May 12th around 10AM , there will be an informal ‘stand up’  meeting in the little park directly in front of Gordon Neighbourhood House for those residents interested in forming Drop Spot clusters for Composting in the Vancouver West End. For the past few months on Saturday mornings @ Gordon […]

Vancouver Park Board public consultation on toilet in Nelson Park and Garden on top of West End Community Centre

Information Session – Nelson Park Public Toilet Thursday, October 27 4:30 – 7:30 pm Lord Roberts Annex 1150 Nelson St. The Park Board will be installing an accessible automated public toilet unit in Nelson Park in the coming months. You are invited to an information session to view the design and location and to ask […]

COPE Candidates Woodsworth and Granby Support Creation of Farmers’ Market to Operate on Year Round Basis

Media Release Wednesday, October 5th 2011 Vancouver – COPE City Councilor Ellen Woodsworth and Park Board Candidate Brent Granby are supporting the creation of a permanent farmers’ market infrastructure that would operate throughout the entire year. While farmers’ markets are becoming an ever-popular occurrence in Vancouver neighbourhoods, they are still mostly limited to the fair […]

COPE Candidates Woodsworth and Granby Announce Plans for Local Food Security Development, at Last Main St. Farmer’s Market

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 COPE Candidates Woodsworth and Granby Announce Plans for Local Food Security Development, at Last Main St. Farmer’s Market Vancouver – As the Thanksgiving long weekend approaches, so does the closure of the Main St Farmer’s market. At the last market this Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, COPE Councilor Ellen […]

West End Farmer’s Market to collect food scraps starting Saturday August 13 at Nelson Park 9 am to 2 pm.

Food Scraps Drop Spot Van Farmer’s Market Finally another project to divert more organic material from landfills in the downtown peninsula. In addition to programs that encourage apartment dwellers to create soil from organic food scraps in “worm composters” the West End Farmer’s Market is starting a new project where residents can drop off organic […]

Community composting: diverting organic material from landfills to growing

A key element for the City of Vancouver to become a sustainable, ecological city is how we handle our organic waste. Community composting is an emerging idea, but one that could be key in reducing Vancouver’s footprint and actually create energy and productive soil for a local food network. A brief history of composting Currently, […]

Can Asian Food choices Become Part of the Local Food System ? Notes from Tuesday May 24 meeting at Richmond Cultural Centre

I am going to leave the big question to the end. The event The talk was held at the Richmond Cultural Centre and this was my first time in the building. Unfortunately, I did not have time to explore much more than the meeting room, but the plaza was very animated with a group of […]

Can Asian Food Choices Become Part of a Local Food System?

Tonight at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate, at 7 pm I am going to attend a panel discussion on local food networks with the provocative title of: “Can Asian Food Choices Become Part of a Local Food System?” I not sure what the answer to the question will be, but given that the […]

Images from Intercultural Community Opening

more images of garden opening